Retirees

Learn about last alarms, retirements, and promotions in the Honolulu Fire Department.

Identification Cards

Retirees who wish to obtain an identification card should call 723-7137 to make an appointment.

Should you have questions, please call the Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120.

Last Alarms

Due to recent events occurring worldwide, the Honolulu Fire Department will not be participating at memorial services.

Fire Division Commander Glenn Lung

  • Date of Passing:  August 25, 2020
  • Last Assignment:  Administrative Services Bureau
  • Served:  25 years 1 month
  • Memorial Service
    • When: A service will be held at 1100 hours on August 14, 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Kaimuki Ward, which is located at 4847 Kilauea Avenue.
    • Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus restrictions, entry to the service is limited; however, the family welcomes those who want to pay their respects with a visitation at the chapel starting at 0930 hours. Wearing of face masks and practicing social distancing will be observed. 

Fire Captain Thomas Tamasaka

  • Date of Passing:  July 6, 2021
  • Last Assignment:  Engine 35/3rd Platoon
  • Served:  30 years 9 months
  • Memorial Service
    • When: A service will be held at 1100 hours on August 21, 2021, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Aiea Ward, which is located at 98-530 Kaahele Street. 
    • Due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus restrictions, entry to the service is limited; however, the family welcomes those who want to pay their respects with a visitation at the church starting at 1000 hours. Wearing of face masks and practicing social distancing will be observed. 

Fire Fighter III Melvin Tomita

  • Date of Passing:  September 4, 2020
  • Last Assignment:  Engine 34/3rd Platoon
  • Served:  26 years 4 months
  • Memorial Service
    • When: A service will be held at 1030 hours on September 2, 2021, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which is located at 2177 Puowaina Drive. 
    • Due to the recent increase in 2019 Novel Coronavirus Delta variant cases and in the interest of public safety, the abovementioned memorial service has been postponed by the family until further notice.

Retirements

Assistant Chief Socrates Bratakos, OPS
34 years, 3 months, 8 days

Fire Fighter III Cleghorn Lopes, Ladder 4/2nd Platoon
25 years, 11 months, 27 days

Fire Fighter I Darrin Moon, Engine 21/2ndPlatoon
23 years, 1 month, 16 days

Promotions

Fire Captain Promotions

  • Frederick Castillo Jr.
  • Jacob Char
  • Jayson Mitsuyoshi
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Lon Shiroma

Fire Fighter Cancer Presumption FAQs

Common questions regarding Act 107 (House Bill [HB] 1778).

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Act 107 was known as the Hawaii Firefighter Cancer Presumptive Law. It was introduced as Senate Bill 2660 by State Senator Rosalyn Baker, and the companion House Bill 1778 was introduced by Representative Scott Saiki. Act 107 acknowledges the occupational hazards that are inherent with being a fire fighter and provides sufficient medical coverage so that appropriate and timely treatment would reduce the impact of cancer for the families of fire fighters. The first part of Section 2 of the Act, ”Medical care, services, and supplies for controverted (undecided) claims”, applies to all worker’s compensation (WC) claims and requires private health care plans to pay for medical care, services, and supplies, when a WC claim is submitted and is progressing through the process. Although Chapter 10, Title 12, Administrative Rules, specified if a WC claim was filed, the health care insurer was to provide coverage for treatment costs, insurers were not covering the medical costs and would direct the employee to go through WC. Many doctors would tell their patients they would need to find a physician who would accept WC claims. The second part of the Section 2, “Medical care, services, and supplies for firefighters suffering from cancer”, identifies the types of cancers that will be covered by WC and applies to fire fighters who have five or more years of service. If the claim is determined to be compensable, WC will reimburse the treatment costs paid by the private health care plan and the employee.

Yes, a retiree may file a WC claim if diagnosed with the type of cancer covered by Act 107.

There is a two-year limitation between the date of the initial diagnosis to the date the WC claim is filed. For assistance, please contact the HFD Occupational Safety and Health Office at 723-7120 or -723-7137.

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol02_Ch0046-0115/HRS0088/HRS_0088-0021.htm

This definition is in HRS 88-21 “Retirement for Public Officers and Employees.”

www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol12_Ch0501-0588/HRS0587D/HRS_0587D-0001.htm

This definition is in HRS 587D “Safe Haven for Newborns.”